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Dave Kalama FOIL Kamp

The Kalama Kamp Experience

A week on Namotu Island with the world’s best prone and SUP foiling pioneer, Dave Kalama. 

If you want to learn or improve your prone or standup paddle foiling with the best instructors on the best waves then this is the week for you. Dave and his team of expert instructors will take your foiling to the next level. During the week there will be a series of scheduled theory sessions plus practical teaching and as always feel free to ask for help whenever you like – the instructors are on hand to answer questions and assist anytime, in or out of the water. The focus on this week is primarily prone and SUP foiling but if you’re looking to kite foil or want to work on your SUP then we have the crew to assist. 

Namotu is home to some of the best and most convenient foiling with a range of areas and waves to suit different levels and conditions. The areas surrounding Namotu’s two closest waves offer perfect foiling for prone and SUP foilers and the island’s new jet-ski and boats are there to ferry you back out after a long run (because we came here to glide!). Further away are even more foilable waves and of course if downwinding is your thing then there’s miles of ocean and some good windswells to chase. 

Kalama Kamp Dates

13-20 September 2020

Reservations

The surf sets our schedule but a typical day at Kalama Kamp Fiji can look like this… 

Wake up and surf, foil or SUP then come back and refuel with breakfast then join a yoga class or technique session. From there it’s more foiling, a delicious lunch, followed by more foiling or maybe a down-winder, trip to another island or even some fishing. We work to the conditions and plan plenty of activities to keep you as busy as you like. At you leisure you can also enjoy other island activities such as snorkelling, kayaking, hiking, surfing, SCUBA or kitesurfing. 

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SUP classes with Dave Kalama & his team

20 Kampers, 5 coaches, 1 incredible week. 
One-on-one attention and coaching tips make Kalama Kamps the ideal trip for improving your foiling, no matter your level. Dave and his highly experienced team encourage questions throughout the week so you can keep learning outside the scheduled clinics. 

Check Namotu Lefts, Swimming Pools and Wilkes Pass from the beach or travel just 10 minutes to surf Cloudbreak and 5 minutes to Restaurants. There are lefts and rights, fast and hollow or waves for beginners. Surf, SUP, kite, foil or sail, we have it all on our doorstep. Unlike other resorts, Namotu prides itself on unlimited use of surf boats so you can spend as much or as little time in the water as you like. You can even join the Island’s resident fisherman as he catches fish for the restaurant, all included in your stay.

If you love the ocean, this is your paradise. The Fiji Islands enjoys a tropical climate, with average temperatures in the winter months (June-August) of about 84 ‘ F or 29’C and in the summer months of about 88’F or 31’C. The Trade Wind season runs from May to September and typically you’ll expect windy afternoons and glassy mornings. Most often about 3 or 4 out of 7 days will be windy allowing you to experience everything else the island including those beautiful Fiji blue days. Namotu is easily accessible from the mainland; it takes just over an hour by bus and boat from the international airport making it a relatively simple trip for many.

Photography and Video

All your photos are included and each Kalama Kamp has its own dedicated professional photographer shooting from land, boats, water and drone. All angles covered.

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Inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation on Namotu Island Resort including meals, transfer via bus and boat, daily yoga, unlimited use of surf boats with unlimited access to Namotu Lefts, Restaurants, Swimming Pools & Wilkes, fishing with resident fisherman aboard The Duck, first boat to Cloudbreak daily+, surf guide in the water with you at all times to ensure you are safe, use of soft top surfboards, snorkelling gear & SUPs
  • Photography
  • Prone and paddle foil classes with Dave Kalama & the team

Not included

  • Airfares to/from Nadi
  • Bar tab (alcoholic beverages, soft drinks)
  • SCUBA
  • Massage
  • Wifi Internet
  • Tips

*Some equipment including SUPs & foils available but we recommend bringing your own performance gear.

ADD-ONS & EXTRA

  • Heli transfer for 1-3 people. $1000USD aprox. 
  • Gear hire
Bookings and more information

FAQ

Yes, it is compulsory. You will need a plan that covers medical emergencies and transport, trip cancellation, travel changes, loss of property and luggage. We recommend a comprehensive cover to ensure you’re protected. 

Yes, wireless internet is available.

No, but a long sleeve wetsuit vest or spring suit can be handy sometimes for wind chill.

Yes, we have introduced a weekly hire. You can rent kitesurfing equipment and foils but we recommend bringing your own SUP gear and short boards.

Depending on swell size there is any type of that you want, long and hollow, or short and fun. 

Yes, we can cater to a range of dietary restrictions, just let us know prior to travel. 

It’s a good idea but not critical.

There is a small store on the island but realistically imagine you are in the middle of nowhere, plan for your personal needs, sunscreens, any medications, rash vest etc before you get here. We’ll send you a list of things to pack as a guide.

Please make sure you have your PADI certificate and bring your own gear if you like. There will be equipment available, however if you are particular, we recommend bringing wetsuit, fins u0026 snorkel. 

Getting there

The best way to arrive is by plane to Nadi International Airport (NAN). You’ll be picked up by one of Namotu’s private shuttles and from there by boat to tropical paradise – your home for the week. Helicopter and boat charters are available at an additional cost.

Spend the Saturday afternoon settling into your bure, surfing, kiting and exploring the Island before the welcome drinks with your hosts at 6pm. While the weather is normally reliable, it does influence the day’s activities. There’s always something to do but the timetable is flexible to allow maximum enjoyment of the conditions.

Checkout is 10am on Saturday. Hop on the final boat ride home where you’ll be bused back to Nadi Airport or a destination of your choosing.

Staff

We have an amazing team of hosts who are there to teach, support and generally make your stay incredible. HOWEVER, if in the case of emergency, illness or similar, it is a possibility that one or more of the advertised hosts may be unable to attend. In this unlikely event we cannot offer a refund but we will guarantee to replace that staff member with someone equally capable to ensure your week is not affected.